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Community Health Worker training

You may recall hearing about the Millennium Villages program developed by Jeffrey Sachs many years ago. In 2016 they posted an article on their blog and shared access to a package of materials developed to train and evaluate community health workers. Many of our...

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Development is not a science…

The Guardian recently published an article on the challenges of monitoring and evaluation in development work. The author feels that our current obsession with measuring impact is actually paralyzing aid workers. I've certainly heard that from many working in WASH,...

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Social Entreprises Help

The organization Reach for Change Africa supports the development of social enterprises. It reports that over the last 5 years over 1 million African children have benefitted from social enterprise development. "The non-profit organization, which, this year, is...

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Stunting is a global issue

According to the World Bank, almost 1 in 4 children, globally, are stunted. We know that poor sanitation contributes to stunting. In Senegal the WB is supporting a multi-sectoral approach which is having excellent results. Stunting has now dropped to 19%, the lowest...

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Sanitation for All – Experiences, Challenges, and Innovations

“Achievement of ODF status is now recognised as only the first stage in a long process of change and sanitation improvement, with new challenges emerging every step of the way, such as how to stimulate progress up the sanitation ladder, how to ensure the poorest and marginalised are reached, or how to maintain and embed behaviour change.”

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